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  1. Issue the ATIS at the same time every hour, similar to the US, UK, etc., at 56 to the hour. It's quite annoying that the ATIS can be issued at whatever time they get around to it. For me, at all close parallel runways, I brief that we hold short of the other runway. Eg. landing on 24L in CYYZ, hold short of 24R and stay on tower frequency. Cheers.
  2. Maybe they were overweight for landing in CYHZ, thus returning to CYYZ to burn off fuel to get under their max landing weight. Plus, as was indicated in a previous post, crew available in CYYZ vs CYHZ. Cheers.
  3. Fifi and Doc

    Nice. Thanks for posting. Cheers
  4. I hope that I'm able to check in online to a least secure a seat. May still have to go to an agent to retrieve my boarding pass and check my bag. But, if not, and we go back 30 years, then the airlines will win as I'll have to pay extra to secure a seat when doing up my reservation. Of course, the blow back is when the rest of the world do the same. Costs will go up, especially for the ULCC et al, as they will need to hire more people. Maybe this will reregulate the industry in some fashion.
  5. SFO Incident

    From the news report, it appears after the ac crew queried about traffic on 28R. Aircraft on the taxiway indicated that ac was going to land on taxiway C, thus atc ordered the go around. Hope to hear the crews version. At night, lights makes things look a lot closer than actual position. Also, when was the last time this crew flew into sfo, if ever. Is sfo jinx especially when the airport have reduced equipment, be it no ils or closed runways, and foreign crews? Hmmm
  6. SFO Incident

    Being night time and possibly a long day, they may be looking for two runways when in fact there was only one due to the notam. The misidentification of taxiway C is quite understandable, hence the query to atc about traffic on what they thought was an active runway. Once it was recognized, the go around call was made. Long day for that crew. All's well that end's well good job all around. The media blew it out of proportion. Cheers.
  7. SFO Incident

    One of my callouts when landing on close parallel runways, especially in vmc conditions, is to look out the window and ensure we are tracking to the correct runway and call that fact out with my winger. From my armchair, assuming that 28L was notamed closed and all lights turned off, I can see why taxiway C could be confused with RWY 28R, especially giving the above observation. Of course one should have the ILS on 28R up to compare that the picture matches what you are expecting. Good on the crew to query ATC. Fatigue may have been a factor. Will hope we get something on this so that all crews can appreciate that things can go south in a hurry, even in vmc conditions, therefore one must be vigilant. Maybe, when a runway is notamed closed, consideration could be given to having the lights on but with some flashing X, especially with close parallel runways. Cheers.
  8. An interesting CRM senerio. Good job on this crew.
  9. Here's one possible to reduce the cutting down of trees, which help in removing CO2 and give off O2. http://www.earthshare.org/2008/09/stop-the-paper.html
  10. 787 Software Mods

    Good point Vsplat. If one isn't sure of what's going on, better to land and talk to maintenance. Cheers.
  11. 787 Software Mods

    However, ATC may allow flight in RVSM airspace. Depends on location and traffic at the time. Maybe an ATC person can elaborate as to separation challenges in a non radar environment. If not, then a descent to FL280 or below will be required. If unable to complete mission, fuel remaining, then a diversion will be necessary. Between the two pilots sharing duties, hand flying, although a challenge at higher levels, is doable. Keeping the seat belt sign on and limit movement about the cabin will help in reducing pitch movement. Explaining this to the pax will help them understand the reason.
  12. Thanks for the info. I guess he was thinking of the operational aspect and putting up with two hours of vibration, which could have unintended consequences later on, as opposed to going to the nearest suitable airport where maintenance would be challenging.
  13. If you have a Netflix account, you can download movies and view offline. You will not be interrupted by any announcements. Lol
  14. If engine was shut down and the windmilling fan was causing this vibration, then a change in speed and altitude should have been carried out. Hoping to see report soon. Cheers.
  15. CATSA to improve security lines..?

    I'm flight crew. I know because I live it. To get to the gate at the required time, one need to arrive at the airport parking lot before check in time or leave the hotel prior as well. Cheers.